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03-06-2013, 10:40 PM
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I don't understand why no one has Gonchar on their roster. Sure he's 38, but he's still playing 22+ minutes a game (against Philadelphia he played 28 minutes!) and has been a dependable, solid asset for a depleted Ottawa squad. He brings leadership and experience to an otherwise fairly young Russian defense. Also, I would add Volchenkov to the mix and maybe swap out Medvedev who is kind of under-sized and might struggle against the bigger Canadian and American players.
1. Gonchar obviously has lost a step and there will be enough leadership on that team.
2. Volchenkov might make the roster, but it seems Bill doesn't see him necessarilly as a lock.
3. Medvedev is one of our best defencemen. You don't really know him it seems. Btw he's pretty much the size of Letang and I don't see how Letang wouldn't make the canadian roster.
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